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Washington County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
1. Washington County Marker
Inscription.  Formed March 28, 1781 out of Westmoreland County and named for General George Washington. A scene of activity in the Whiskey Rebellion, 1791-1794. The county seat, Washington, was made a borough in 1810; then a city in 1924. On the National Road, eventually US 40.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Whiskey Rebellion series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 28, 1882.
 
Location. 40° 10.21′ N, 80° 14.725′ W. Marker is in Washington, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 18) and Cherry Way, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington PA 15301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Philo McGiffin (within shouting distance of this marker); "Declaration & Address" (about 400 feet away,
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measured in a direct line); The Whiskey Rebellion (about 500 feet away); Bradford House (about 700 feet away); Globe Inn (about 700 feet away); Washington and Greene Counties Labor Memorial (about 800 feet away); The Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (about 800 feet away); Washington and Jefferson College (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington County, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on February 21, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Washington County - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Washington County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, February 20, 2011
2. Washington County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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